Set the stage for your success through the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Whether you are considering launching your own start-up or want to be recognized in your organization as someone who can create and lead innovative new ideas, the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship will help you develop the competencies you need. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of venture creation and collaborative innovation in global networks, including diverse collaboration models, innovation processes, and capabilities. You’ll also select from elective courses that are most relevant to your goals, such as venture finance, new product development, marketing, and product and brand management. This program is led by a combination of academic faculty and successful entrepreneur executives.

This program can be completed as a standalone certificate or in combination with a master’s degree program.

Required Courses (6 credits)

BUS ADM 546 Global Innovation Management
BUSMGMT 713 Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation and Management

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Please choose three courses from the following:
BUS ADM 544 New Product Development
BUS ADM 762 Marketing Research
BUS ADM 765 Strategic Product and Brand Management
BUS ADM ADM 852 Venture Finance
BUS ADM 799 Reading and Research
BUSMGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management
BUSMGMT 729 MBA Internship

Additional certificate requirements as well as course descriptions can be found on the Graduate School website.


To be considered for admission, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better. This certificate may be completed alone or in combination with the Lubar School’s MBA or MS in Management degree program.

To apply, complete the online application. Please also send your official transcript (from highest degree earned) to the Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 340, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

For More Information

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
(414) 251-5252